List of railway stations in Merseyside

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Merseyrail lines shown in Merseyside
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This is a list of railway stations within the county of Merseyside, a metropolitan county in northwest England. The county seat is the city of Liverpool; Merseyside also includes the metropolitan boroughs of Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral.[1] It includes all railway stations in Merseyside that currently have regular timetabled train services.

Merseyrail is the name of the commuter rail network and train operating company which provides the majority of local rail services on Merseyside.[2] The Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive, branded Merseytravel, coordinates public transport in Merseyside. In respect of rail services, it is responsible for awarding the Merseyrail franchise to private operators,[2] and for setting zonal boundaries for season ticket fares.[3] Other regional rail services in the metropolitan county are run by operators such as Northern; Merseytravel also sponsors these services, and the Merseyrail branding is used at the stations which they serve.

Stations currently in use[edit]

Liverpool Lime Street
Hamilton Square
Southport
Wavertree Technology Park
Birkdale
Eastham Rake
Hillside
Meols Cop
Walton
National Rail- and Merseyrail-branded sign at Bromborough Rake

The following table lists the name and three-letter code of each station, the year it first opened, the metropolitan borough in which it lies, the zone(s) in which it is situated, the train operators who currently provide its services and the number of passengers using the station in the 2014–15 and 2015–16 financial years as collated by the Office of Rail Regulation a Government body.[4]

Station and code[4] Year
opened
Metropolitan
borough[4]
Zones[3] Served by Station users
2014–15[4]
Station users
2015–16[4]
Aigburth (AIG) 1864[a] Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 746,784 833,452
Ainsdale (ANS) 1848 Sefton D1 Merseyrail 1,084,348 1,004,554
Aintree (AIN) 1849 Sefton C1/C3 Merseyrail 1,084,348 1,059,602
Bank Hall (BAH) 1850 Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 159,438 159,438
Bebington (BEB) 1838 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 919,782 924,850
Bidston (BID) 1866 Wirral B1 Arriva Trains Wales
Merseyrail
321,194 319,994
Birkdale (BDL) 1848 Sefton D1 Merseyrail 954,774 999,758
Birkenhead Central (BKC) 1886 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 1,062,924 965,262
Birkenhead Hamilton Square (BKQ) 1886 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 1,723,020 2,017,478
Birkenhead North (BKN) 1888 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 744,004 771,214
Birkenhead Park (BKP) 1888 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 785,566 771,118
Blundellsands & Crosby (BLN) 1850 Sefton C3 Merseyrail 1,369,650 1,411,140
Bootle New Strand (BNW) 1850 Sefton C3 Merseyrail 974,574 976,556
Bootle Oriel Road (BOT) 1850 Sefton C1/C3 Merseyrail 617,332 642,868
Broad Green (BGE) 1830 Liverpool C1 Northern 575,614 622,400
Bromborough (BOM) 1841 Wirral B2 Merseyrail 624,938 645,174
Bromborough Rake (BMR) 1985 Wirral B2 Merseyrail 306,796 306,796
Brunswick (BRW) 1998 Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 871,856 929,958
Conway Park (CNP) 1998 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 1,284,510 1,061,164
Cressington (CSG) 1864[a] Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 477,112 476,636
Earlestown (ERL) 1830 St Helens A1 Arriva Trains Wales
Northern
499,118 539,502
Eastham Rake (ERA) 1995 Wirral B2 Merseyrail 335,508 328,052
Eccleston Park (ECL) 1873 St Helens A2 Northern 109,834 119,604
Edge Hill (EDG) 1836 Liverpool C1 Northern 157,568 170,904
Fazakerley (FAZ) 1848 Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 1,088,202 1,088,808
Formby (FBY) 1848 Sefton D2 Merseyrail 1,311,918 1,385,228
Freshfield (FRE) 1848 Sefton D2 Merseyrail 771,648 777,812
Garswood (GSW) 1869 St Helens A1 Northern 278,362 305,950
Green Lane (GNL) 1886 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 444,874 405,216
Halewood (HED) 1988 Knowsley C2 Northern 113,306 117,560
Hall Road (HLR) 1874 Sefton C3 Merseyrail 259,738 259,346
Heswall (HSW) 1898 Wirral B2 Arriva Trains Wales 55,860 56,660
Hightown (HTO) 1848 Sefton D2 Merseyrail 316,878 314,282
Hillside (HIL) 1926 Sefton D1 Merseyrail 542,006 521,616
Hoylake (HYK) 1866 Wirral B2 Merseyrail 630,432 504,528
Hunts Cross (HNX) 1873 Liverpool C2 East Midlands Trains
First TransPennine Express
Merseyrail
Northern
1,364,502 1,410,366
Huyton (HUY) Knowsley A3/C1/
C2/C3
Northern 952,688 1,002,732
Kirkby (KIR) 1848 Knowsley A3/C2/C3 Merseyrail
Northern
2,408,810 2,356,170
Kirkdale (KKD) 1848 Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 866,218 869,870
Lea Green (LEG) 2000 St Helens A1 Northern 393,556 439,500
Leasowe (LSW) 1894 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 612,230 607,590
Liverpool Central (LVC) 1892[b] Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 15,272,837 15,638,894
Liverpool James Street (LVJ) 1886 Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 3,215,334 3,292,399
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV) 1836[c] Liverpool C1 East Midlands Trains
First TransPennine Express
London Midland
Merseyrail
Northern
Virgin Trains
14,870,920 15,227,344
Liverpool South Parkway (LPY) 2006 Liverpool C1/C2 East Midlands Trains
First TransPennine Express
London Midland
Merseyrail
Northern
1,803,308 1,893,958
Maghull (MAG) 1849 Sefton C3 Merseyrail 1,821,492 1,812,534
Manor Road (MNR) 1938 Wirral B2 Merseyrail 271,442 268,532
Meols (MEO) 1866 Wirral B2 Merseyrail 407,816 415,338
Meols Cop (MEC) 1887 Sefton D1 Northern 70,476 77,410
Moorfields (MRF) 1977 Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 6,832,585 6,996,347
Moreton (MRT) 1866 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 552,346 535,134
Mossley Hill (MSH) 1939 Liverpool C1 London Midland
Northern
254,434 262,990
New Brighton (NBN) 1888 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 934,144 958,432
Newton-le-Willows (NLW) 1830 St Helens A1 Arriva Trains Wales
Northern
747,416 775,864
Old Roan (ORN) 1935 Sefton C3 Merseyrail 896,562 903,968
Orrell Park (OPK) Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 1,040,358 1,032,522
Port Sunlight (PSL) 1838 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 678,046 700,924
Prescot (PSC) Knowsley A3/C2/C3 Northern 363,932 391,294
Rainford (RNF) 1858 St Helens A2 Northern 49,570 47,464
Rainhill (RNH) 1830 St Helens A2 Northern 348,864 380,774
Rice Lane (RIL) Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 314,362 315,126
Roby (ROB) Knowsley C1 Northern 260,570 283,018
Rock Ferry (RFY) 1891 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 713,364 711,696
Sandhills (SDL) 1850 Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 1,324,068 1,321,020
Seaforth & Litherland (SFL) 1850 Sefton C3 Merseyrail 750,192 759,314
Southport (SOP) 1851 Sefton D1 Merseyrail
Northern
4,129,340 4,147,064
Spital (SPI) Wirral B1/B2 Merseyrail 470,258 469,750
St Helens Central (SNH) 1858 St Helens A1/A2 Northern 1,043,808 1,140,198
St Helens Junction (SHJ) St Helens A1 Northern 359,030 385,966
St Michaels (STM) 1864[a] Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 936,740 977,510
Thatto Heath (THH) St Helens A1/A2 Northern 213,968 229,152
Upton (UPT) 1896 Wirral B1 Arriva Trains Wales 31,460 31,658
Wallasey Grove Road (WLG) 1888 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 540,574 544,920
Wallasey Village (WLV) 1907 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 512,908 508,096
Walton (WAO) Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 272,784 271,828
Waterloo (WLO) 1848 Sefton C3 Merseyrail 1,510,596 1,536,244
Wavertree Technology Park (WAV) 1998 Liverpool C1 Northern 457,942 515,428
West Allerton (WSA) Liverpool C1 Northern 93,352 96,652
West Kirby (WKI) 1878 Wirral B2 Merseyrail 1,145,048 1,150,966
Whiston (WHN) 1990 Knowsley A3/C2/C3 Northern 361,346 370,380

Zones[edit]

The rail network is divided into four lettered areas, which are subdivided into numbered zones:

Area name Colour Letter Zones
Liverpool Green C C1, C2, C3
Sefton Red D D1, D2
St Helens Brown A A1, A2, A3
Wirral Blue B B1, B2

Fares for weekly and longer-period rail, bus and intermodal season tickets are set according to the number of zones and/or areas passed through.[3] Day tickets are issued between individual stations, however.

The Merseyrail area extends into some adjacent boroughs which are not part of Merseyside; for fare-setting purposes, additional zones F (yellow) and G (orange) cover these.[3] The following non-Merseyside stations are served by Merseyrail trains:

Station and code[4] Local authority Zones
Aughton Park (AUG) West Lancashire F
Town Green (TWN) West Lancashire F
Ormskirk (OMS) West Lancashire F
Hooton (HOO) Cheshire West and Chester B2/G1
Little Sutton (LTT) Cheshire West and Chester G1
Overpool (OVE) Cheshire West and Chester G1
Ellesmere Port (ELP) Cheshire West and Chester G1
Capenhurst (CPU) Cheshire West and Chester G1/G2
Bache (BAC) Cheshire West and Chester G2
Chester (CTR) Cheshire West and Chester G2

Additionally, Maghull station is in both Zone C3 and Zone F.[3]

Closed stations[edit]

Railways around Liverpool in 1921
  Cheshire Lines (GCR / MR / GNR)
  Midland (MR)
  Great Central (GCR)
  Joint GCR / MR
  Joint LYR / LNWR
  Joint GWR / LNWR
Station Year
opened
Year
closed
Original
company
Notes
Ainsdale Beach 1901 1952 Cheshire Lines Committee Closed between 1917 and 1919
Aintree Central 1880 1960 Cheshire Lines Committee Open for race traffic until 1963
Aintree Racecourse c. 1890 1962 Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Alexandra Dock 1881 1948 London and North Western Railway
Alexandra Dock 1893 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Allerton 1864 2005 St Helens and Runcorn Gap Railway Replaced by Liverpool South Parkway
Altcar Rifle Range 1862 1921 London and North Western Railway Closed between 1893 and 1894
Birkdale Palace 1884 1952 Cheshire Lines Committee Closed between 1917 and 1919
Birkenhead Monks Ferry 1844 1878 Chester and Birkenhead Railway
Birkenhead Town 1889 1945 Chester and Birkenhead Railway
Birkenhead Woodside 1878 1967 Birkenhead Joint Railway
Blowick 1871 1939 Manchester and Southport Railway
Bootle Balliol Road 1870 1948 London and North Western Railway
Bootle Village Before 1851 c.1876 Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway
Breck Road 1870 1948 London and North Western Railway
Brocklebank Dock 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Brunswick (original station) 1864 1874 Garston and Liverpool Railway New station opened in 1998 on a different site
Brunswick Dock 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Burton Point 1899 1955 North Wales and Liverpool Railway
Butts Lane Halt 1907 1938 Liverpool, Southport and Preston Junction Railway
Canada Dock 1941 London and North Western Railway
Canada Dock 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Canning 1893 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Childwall 1879 1931 Cheshire Lines Committee
Churchtown 1878 1964 West Lancashire Railway
Clarence Dock 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Clubmoor 1927 1960 Cheshire Lines Committee
Crossens 1878 1964 West Lancashire Railway
Crown Street 1832 1860 Liverpool and Manchester Railway
Dingle 1896 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Edge Lane 1870 1948 London and North Western Railway
Ford 1951 Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Formby Power Station c. 1917 c. 1944 Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Garston 1874 2006 Cheshire Lines Committee Replaced by Liverpool South Parkway
Church Road Garston 1939 London and North Western Railway
Garston Dock 1947 St Helens and Runcorn Gap Railway
Gateacre 1879 1972 Cheshire Lines Committee
Gladstone Dock 1914 1924 Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Gladstone Dock 1930 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Grange Lane 1840 1844 Chester and Birkenhead Railway Temporary terminus; closed when the railway was extended to Birkenhead Monks Ferry[5]
Great Howard Street 1844 1850 Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway and East Lancashire Railway Joint terminus. Replaced by Liverpool Exchange
Halewood (original station) 1874 1951 Cheshire Lines Committee New station opened in 1988 on a different site
Herculaneum Dock 1893 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Hesketh Park 1878 1964 West Lancashire Railway
Heswall (Birkenhead Railway) 1886 1956 Birkenhead Joint Railway The station now called Heswall (on the Borderlands Line) was called Heswall Hills until 1973
Huskisson 1886 Cheshire Lines Committee
Huskisson Dock 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Huyton Quarry 1832 1958 London and North Western Railway
James Street 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Kew Gardens 1887 1938 Liverpool, Southport and Preston Junction Railway
Kirby Park 1891 1954 Birkenhead Joint Railway
Knotty Ash 1960 Cheshire Lines Committee
Langton Dock 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Linacre Road 1951 Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Liscard and Poulton 1960 Wirral Railway
Liverpool Central High Level 1874 1972 Cheshire Lines Committee
Liverpool Crown Street 1830 1836 Liverpool and Manchester Railway
Liverpool Exchange 1850 1977 Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway and East Lancashire Railway Joint terminus
Liverpool Riverside 1895 1971 Mersey Docks and Harbour Board Used by boat trains only
Liverpool St James 1874 1917 Cheshire Lines Committee
Miller's Bridge Before 1851 c.1876 Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway
Nelson Dock 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Otterspool 1951 Cheshire Lines Committee
Pier Head 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Princes Dock 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Rainford Village 1858 1951 St Helens Railway
Rock Lane 1846 1862 Chester and Birkenhead Railway
Sandon Dock 1893 1896 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Seacombe 1960 Wirral Railway
Seaforth Sands 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Sefton and Maghull 1952 Cheshire Lines Committee
Sefton Park 1892 1960 London and North Western Railway
Southport Ash Street 1887 1902 West Lancashire Railway
Southport Central 1882 1901 West Lancashire Railway
Southport Eastbank Street 1848 1851 Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway Temporary terminus. Replaced by Southport Chapel Street
Southport London Street 1855 1857 Manchester and Southport Railway Services transferred to Southport Chapel Street
Southport Lord Street 1884 1952 Cheshire Lines Committee
St Luke's 1883 1968 Manchester and Southport Railway
Spellow 1948 London and North Western Railway
Speke 1930 St Helens Railway
St Helens Central 1900 1952 Liverpool, St Helens and South Lancashire Railway
Stanley 1870 1948 London and North Western Railway
Storeton 1896 1951 Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway and Wrexham, Mold and Connah's Quay Railway
Thurstaston 1954 Birkenhead Joint Railway
Toxteth Dock 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Tranmere 1846 1857 Chester and Birkenhead Railway Also known as Lime Kiln Lane and St. Paul's Road.
Tue Brook 1948 London and North Western Railway
Walton & Anfield 1948 London and North Western Railway
Walton on the Hill 1918 Cheshire Lines Committee
Wapping Dock 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Warbreck 1960 Cheshire Lines Committee
Warren 1888 1915 Seacombe Hoylake and Deeside Railway (Wirral Railway)
Wavertree 1958 London and North Western Railway
West Derby 1960 Cheshire Lines Committee
West Kirby (Birkenhead Joint branch station) 1886 1956 Birkenhead Joint Railway
Woodvale 1952 Cheshire Lines Committee

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  • [a] Aigburth, Cressington and St Michaels were closed between 1972 and 1978.[6]
  • [b] High Level station opened 1874 and closed 1972. Low Level station opened 1892, closed 1975 and reopened 1977. Deep Level platform opened 1977.
  • [c] Low Level platform opened 1977.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local Councils in North West England". Directgov website. Department for Work and Pensions. 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  2. ^ a b "Who are Merseyrail". Merseyrail website. Merseyrail Electrics (2002) Ltd. 2008. Archived from the original on 22 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Money saving season tickets" (PDF). Merseyrail Trio, Solo and Railpass ticket leaflet. Merseytravel. 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Station usage Excel sheet (2015-2016)" (XLSX). Office of Rail Regulation statistics on annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets to and from each station in the stated financial year. Office of Rail Regulation. 2016. Retrieved 2017-04-04. 
  5. ^ "Station Name: Birkenhead Town". Subterranea Britannica Disused Stations website. Disused Stations (Nick Catford). 2006-05-11. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  6. ^ Macfarlane, Andrew (1989). "Liverpool Central–Hunts Cross". In Andrew Macfarlane. Peaks and Plains by Rail. Railway Development Society. Norwich: Jarrold Colour Publications. p. 45. ISBN 0-7117-0429-5. 

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